Coach Education & Courses

Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre is one of twelve new 'Coach Development Centres', working in partnership with the LTA to deliver coach education and develop the next generation of Tennis coaches. Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre is the sole provider of official LTA courses in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, working closely with the county associations to ensure we are active in all areas across the counties. Please make sure to read out T&Cs at the bottom of this page

Core Course Menu

Qualifications

LTA Assistant: Core Training (Level 1)

This enhanced two-day qualification is ideal for tennis parents, enthusiasts, or keen players looking for the knowledge and skills to support group coaching sessions, alongside a lead Coach.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Communication, organisation and differentiation skills for group coaching
  • Basic tactical, technical, physical and mental development frameworks
  • Other key assistant skills; from safeguarding to LTA Youth delivery
  • Cost: £250.00

Training prerequisites

Our courses have pre-requisites to ensure that the course is right for you. For the LTA Assistant, these are:

  • Be 16 years old on or before the first day of the course
  • Have a signed ‘letter of deployment’ from the venue where you have your 4 hours’ work-experience organised.

Find out more about the LTA Assistant 

 

Upcoming LTA Assistant Course Dates : 

TBC

LTA Instructor: Core Training (Level 2)

This enhanced five-day qualification, is ideal for those looking to build on the coaching foundations of LTA Assistant, enabling you to lead in the delivery of group coaching.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Develop more advanced skills in communication and organisation
  • Have introductory knowledge of ‘observation and analysis’ of players
  • Be able to provide general coaching advice across physical, mental, tactical, and technical domains
  • Plan and deliver structured lessons from official LTA Adult and Junior coaching products e.g., Cardio Tennis, Tennis Xpress, LTA Youth
  • Understand basic principles of skill acquisition, safeguarding and player development
  • Cost: £425.00

*There are four days of core training and one day of elective (coaches choose what specialisation they do for their fifth day). Core and elective training is booked (and paid for) separately. 

Training prerequisites

For optimal course quality and impact, the LTA Instructor has pre-requisites to ensure that the course demands are aligned with your existing knowledge and skills. For LTA Instructor, these are:

  • A current or previous rating of 7.1 (post 2003) or higher OR successful completion of an Instructor Readiness Test. The Readiness Test can take upto two weeks to complete - please allow sufficient time for completion when signing up for the course. 
  • Hold the Level 1 Coaching Assistant, LTA Tennis Assistants, or LTA Assistant qualification
  • Hold a DBS/PVG Enhanced Check with Child Barred List certificate applied for in the last 12 months through LTA/Tennis Scotland (volunteer certificates cannot be accepted).

Find out more about the LTA Instructor

2021 - 2022 LTA Instructor Course Dates : TBC

 

LTA Coach: Core Training (Level 3)

The level 3 coach qualification course is for people who want to work full time within the tennis coaching profession. On successful completion of the coach qualification candidates will be able to:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Coach beginners and improvers in groups and as individuals
  • Understand the basics of business management
  • Manage the work of level 1 and 2 coaching assistants
  • Understand the competitive structure in the UK
  • The course is structured across 12 days (plus an additional assessment day delivered centrally by the LTA). Between modules coaches will be required to take specific learning outcomes and apply their coaching experiences.
  • Cost: £950.00

Course pre-requisites

  • Hold the level 2 coaching assistant certificate/ECA/ETTC
  • Be LTA Accredited  or hold a DBS/PVG Enhanced Check with Child Barred List certificate (Volunteer certificates cannot be accepted) applied for through LTA/Tennis Scotland. The certificate must be less than 12 months old from the start date of the course. A DBS can be accepted if you are on the Update Service - see here for more details. Please note that it may take at least eight weeks for a DBS to be processed and you must hold a valid LTA DBS certificate upon booking. 
  • Have (or have had) a rating of 6.1 (post 2003) or better, have successfully completed the Coach Readiness Test or have previously completed a Play Test (at a minimum of Grade 1). 
  • Hold a valid certificate of competence in either First Aid at Work (FAW), Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), Paediatric First Aid or will have successfully completed the OFQUAL Level 3 in First Aid.

Find out more about the LTA Coach course here

2022 LTA Instructor Course Dates : TBC

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

How to Deliver Cardio Tennis

This course is ideal for coaches looking to provide a high-intensity, fitness-inspired version of tennis coaching that will appeal to a wide variety of current and new players.

Cost: £40.00

Upcoming Dates:

There are currently no courses scheduled.

If you are interested in participating in this course, please complete this "Expression of Interest" Form

Once course dates have been set, we will inform you directly via Email.

 

Coaching Large Numbers in Schools and Camps (Instructor Elective)

This course is ideal for coaches looking to enhance their delivery skills with larger groups. It includes lots of skill-based exercises and ideas on rotations, organisation and exercises to maximise involvement with lots of participants, but very little space.

Cost: £40.00

Upcoming Dates:

Date: 15/06/2022

Times: 10:00 - 14:00

Venue: David Lloyd Lincoln Tennis Club

Cost: £40.00

Booking link: HERE

 

If you are interested in participating in this course, but can't find a suitable date to you, please complete this "Expression of Interest" Form Please keep in mind, this form is used only to capture as much data as possible to make informed decisions for our bookings and it is not a promise. 

 

Coach Better Doubles

This course is ideal for Coaches who deliver recreational doubles sessions as part of their weekly coaching and are looking for lots of new exercises and drills, alongside core coaching skills that result in quality doubles training.

Cost: £50.00

Upcoming Dates:

There are currently no Coach Better Doubles courses scheduled.

If you are interested in participating in this course, please complete this "Expression of Interest" Form

Once course dates have been set, we will inform you directly via Email.

How to Use Psychology to Optimise Player Development

This course is ideal for Coaches with an interest in using psychological principles to maximise player motivation, development and retention.

Cost: £50.00

Upcoming Dates:

There are currently no courses scheduled.

If you are interested in participating in this course, please complete this "Expression of Interest" Form

Once course dates have been set, we will inform you directly via Email.

 

LTA Youth: Coach Foundation Training

This course is ideal for coaches looking to understand the fundamentals of LTA Youth. The course spans off-court and an introductory selection of on-court exercises across blue stage activity through to green stage.

Cost: £40.00

Upcoming Dates:

There are currently no courses scheduled.

If you are interested in participating in this course, please complete this "Expression of Interest" Form

Once course dates have been set, we will inform you directly via Email.

 

LTA Youth: Orange to Green (Instructor Elective)

Explore the golden stage of coordination as your players transition from Orange to Green. Take your coaching to the next level as you discover how to develop crucial motor skills and an all-court strategic game.

Cost: £40.00

Upcoming Dates:

Date: 09/06/2022

Venue: Nottingham Tennis Centre

Times: 09:30 - 14:30

Booking link: HERE

Cost: £40.00

 

If you are interested in participating in this course, but can't find a suitable date to you, please complete this "Expression of Interest" Form Please keep in mind, this form is used only to capture as much data as possible to make informed decisions for our bookings and it is not a promise. 

 

Pre-LTA Assistant (Level 1): Taster Course for Females

This course is ideal for women who are considering getting involved in coaching. This taster course will build knowledge, confidence and provide an opportunity to ask questions about undertaking the LTA Assistant (Level 1).

Cost: FREE

Upcoming Dates:

Date: 04/06/2022

Times: 13:00 - 15:00

Venue: Nottingham Tennis Centre

Cost: FREE

Booking link: HERE

 

If you are interested in participating in this course, please complete this "Expression of Interest" Form

Once course dates have been set, we will inform you directly via Email.

 

Emergency First Aid at Work Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work upcoming course dates:

TBC

Contact Us

Fot any querries regarding coach education including qualifications, electives and CPDs, please contact the following:

Tennis CDC

Loughborough University Students

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